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that includes a billionaire warren buffet. the deal is believed to be the largest in the food industry. u.s. airways and american airlines have announced they are joining forces. the merger creates the world's biggest airline in terms of miles flown by passengers around the world. we have this from new york. >> the courtship is over and now they are making it permanent. u.s. airways announced its merger with american airlines. [applause] it was the closest thing to a marriage ceremony. the u.s. airways to executive counted the benefits of this union. >> these are two highly complementary airlines. the 900 route we fly individually. when you add them up, there are only 12 of them that have overlap. this is really about providing better service to customers. it creates a nice third competitor to the two larger airlines. our view is it increases competition, doesn't decrease competition. >> the deal will save the combines company's $11 billion per year. united shareholders will own 28% of the stock while american shareholders will own the remaining 72%. this deal will help rescue it from bankr
, on this valentine's day. their combination means the field of major u.s. carriers will shrink by one. these jetliners-- sporting shiny new paint jobs-- are among the roughly 900 planes in the american airlines fleet and they're about to be joined by the 622 planes currently flying for u.s. airways. the price tag for the deal: $11 billion. creditors of american's bankrupt parent company a.m.r. will own 72% of the combined airline. the merger affects some 187 million passengers who fly the two airlines annually. >> i grew up on u.s. airways. >> brown: as well as more than 100,000 employees. >> our best goal going forward is to make it the biggest, strongest airline in the country, and i suppose that's about to happen. >> brown: the combined company will keep the american name and headquarters in fort worth, texas. but it is u.s. airways c.e.o. doug parker who will run it. his counterpart-- tom horton at american-- will serve as chairman, but bow out after the transition the two are friends who started their careers together at american three decades ago. >> to run a new airline you nee
-- american airlines and u.s. airways say they want to join forces in creating the biggest airline in the world in terms of passengers. >> that move comes just one year after american airlines filed for bankruptcy. analysts say the merger is likely to trigger more consolidation of airlines in the u.s. >> first, it has to get pass congress, and a leading legislator has already asked if it could hurt consumers by cutting competition pam -- by cutting competition. >> the world largest airline could be created if a merger between u.s. airways and american airlines is approved. u.s. carriers dominate the global airline industry. in 2011, american airlines was in fourth place. u.s. airways in ninth. put together, the companies should have more passengers than delta, putting them in first. the supervisory boards say the deal must also be approved by the bankruptcy court that has been handling the restructuring of american airlines since late 2011. despite a mountain of debt, american airlines has done strong business in recent months, and creditors pledged to stand behind the merger. mean
for oscar pistorius, who had become one of the biggest names in world sports. >> republicans in the u.s. senate are still blocking the confirmation of chuckhagel -- chuck hagel as defense secretary. >> they say they will eventually approve their colleague, but first, they want more answers from the administration for last year's attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >> let's get more information on the horse meat scandal in the europe. >> why not? officials have rated a reprocessing plant -- raided a reprocessing plant. >> that came as brussels give the go-ahead for the you-why dna testing on products and friends pointed the finger at another food-processing plant -- the go- ahead for the eu-wide dna testing. >> our inquiry shows they knew the meat labeled as beef could be horse meat -- at least they had a strong suspicion. >> horse meat in itself is as -- is not dangerous, and europe has clear rules on the food chain. of birth, the owner decides if an animal will end up on the dinner plate. it is all documented, including any medication administered. the revelation that horses were in m
in maryland or virginia. 270, travel lanes are open. a quiet trip. in frederick there is a closure of u.s. route 40 south of 70. this is near langdon road. there was a crash involving a pickup truck and a car. that is south of interstate 70 on u.s. 340. a good ride on 95. 395, no problems. back to you. >> thank you. we want to update you on a story we brought you yesterday that is continuing to unsold regarding billing pixar oscar pistorius -- th olympie olympics star oscar pistorius. qusseir jummy olabanji. >> we are told that when the judge read the murder charge officially out loud, oscar put his hhead in his hands and began sobbing. his family is there supporting him. and some family members and friends of the victim, 30-year- old reeva steenkamp, a model, his girlfriend. she was shot and killed yesterday in his home. he is charged with her murder. more than 100 people are in the courtroom seats right now including dozens of reporters photographers, and camera people, in south africa. we are expected to get more information with the next hour or so. as soon as we do, we will pass it a
information regarding u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. some say after next week's recess, though, hagel will be ultimately confirmed. >>> during a live streaming google hangout chat thursday president obama defended his administration's use of drones in the war on terror insisting everything the government has done is legal. he did admit the public should know more about how that program works. >> what i think is absolutely true is that it is not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we're doing the right thing. >> a classified memo recently revealed u.s. citizens suspected of terrorism have been targets of drone attacks and strikes. when asked if the u.s. could target americans on american soil, the president said no. >>> olympian oscar pistorius is behind bars. he's accused of shooting his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp inside his home, a crime prosecutors said was premeditat premeditated. he walked into court with his head bowed and broke down in tears. they have given few details other than she died of multiple gunshot wounds. earlier reports speculated she mig
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last september 11th. >>> well, it may be appropriate timing on this valentine's day. a major corporate marriage made official. american airlines and usairways are now one giant airline. the largest in all the world. it's a deal designed to pull american out of bankruptcy and make it better able to compete in the big leagues. but what does it mean for all us air travelers? our report tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: since 1934, american airlines has been a corporate icon. helping to build new york's laguardia airport, hiring the first female airline pilot, the first electronic tickets. ♪ something special in the air >> reporter: but after years of struggle, it surrendered to bankruptcy protection in late 2011. today, a lifeline in the form of an $11 billion merger with usairways. >> we will once again be an industry leader, worthy of the name american airlines. america's flag carrier. >> reporter: if approved, the deal would make american the world's largest airline. but after so many mergers in recent years, only four airlines,
, it was not only meant by the u.s. public health service, coast guard, a few officiaoffic there may be lawyers on board. they have to prove those damages. obviously their trip was interrupted, canceled. they didn't get what they wanted. carnival attempted to give them a full refund of everything they did and what they bought except for the gift shop and the casino and just yesterday they threw in an additional $500 and free cruise ship going ahead. they're trying to do what they can. remember that doing all that actually resulted in chartering 50, 60 buses, one of which broke down in new orleans. it was not a pleasant trip certainly even when they got to shore. >> it certainly added insult to injury with the bus breaking down, peter. do you think this affected the cruise industry? >> carnival took a hit last year with the "costa concordia." carnival is the largest cruise line in the world, 75 ship, many different brands. what you're going to see are serious discounts in the next two to three months. you know what? the cruise ship industry is in harnltly safe. nobody's died on the ship. if you
listening towards land is expected to reach -- limping towards land is expected to reach the u.s. shore in an hour and a half. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it's the end to a nightmare vacation for thousands of passengers on board talk nothing power, no working bathrooms for many. >> the horrible heat and smell forced some passengers to sleep outside on the top deck. fox 5's will thomas is following the story for us. >> the cruise ship is pulling up to the dock right now and for the 4,200 passengers and crew aboard they cannot get off that ship soon enough. let's take another live shot of the cruise ship. it's already been cleared by customs, so we expect to see the first passengers walk off within 30 minutes of being tied up. it's been a long agonizing five days adrift in the gulf of mexico. here's more. >> our best estimate right now, once the ship ties up we estimate that it will take four to five hours to complete debarking of all the guests off the ship. >> a nightmare on the water and another one just to get off. passenger as board the crippl
for cargo ships that sail under the bay bridge. the u.s. coast guard just imposed a new rule that bans large vessels from sailing under the bridge in foggy conditions. the regulation only affects ships that head out to sea. it does not apply to vessels coming in to port. the ban is in response to an accident last month during which a cargo ship sideswiped the bay bridge in foggy conditions. >>> vallejo police say a high- speed chase this morning ended with the suspect's car crashing into a light pole. the chase began in vallejo and ended in martinez at franklin canyon road. investigators say the suspect hit speeds up to 110 miles an hour on eastbound highway 4. officers deployed spike strips to stop the car. they say the driver tried to flee. but officers were able to quickly apprehend him. police say a female passenger suffered minor injuries. no word if she was taken into custody. >>> san francisco police say a suspected car thief is behind bars this noontime, after leading officers on a wild chase during which gunfire erupted. police say last night's chase ended when the suspect caused a
, days before she was due back in the u.s. she was discovered on february 2nd. she was bludgeoned over the head. no arrests have been made. her funeral will be held in a staten island church where the mother of two and her husband were married. >>> the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing a florida teen could have his time reduced. george zimmerman pleaded not guilty and said he acted in self-defense when he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin. his lawyers want immunity saying the case falls under the stand-your-ground law in florida. the judge might consider hearing that argument when the case goes to trial june. >>> shock in argentina when a woman marries the man convicted of killing her twin sister. her twin sister was killed in 2010. her boyfriend was convicted of her murder. police had to escort the two from the courthouse while outraged citizens protested. the bride's mother claimed her daughter was mentally unfit to we had and a judge suspended the wedding. the groom is currently serving a 13-year prison sentence. >>> a new twist in the saga of a tennessee congressman's
a pair of similar bank robberies today in two cities. first happened at 10:30 a.m. this morning at u.s. bank. the second happened 45 minutes later in santa rosa at a u.s. bank. in both case as man with a goatee handed the teller a note. the suspect matches the description for another robbery two weeks ago at a chase bank. >>> the golden state warriors are revising their proposal for a new arena. in the first one, part of the arena sticks out over the peers which doesn't leave enough room for a cruise ship. now they are including a birth in hopes of gaining backing. >> when the merger between american airlines and u.s. airways is completed it will mean that 4 carriers will control 34ths of the service -- 34ths of the -- 3/4 of the services. ktvu's top v has more. -- tom vacar has more. >> we will be building a future that all of us can, you know, can prosper from. >> it will have something else. >> american will have a monopoly on every route they fly. >> reporter: he says -- >> we are definitely going to be looking at higher fairs. >> i hope they don't go up. >> i think more competitio
be a counterfeit. staples reportedly going to start selling apple products at u.s. stores. the deal was announced yesterday. no word if it is true. a flat closed yesterday in terms of trading despite the announcement at a merger between u.s. airways and american airlines. internes and companies get paid more than $6,000 a month. that is more than the average u.s. worker. ibm offer top-rated internships. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> we do not want our newsroom intern's to hear that. it is quiet this morning. we will make it all the way up to 50 this afternoon. we will see a mix of rain and snow of this evening. a nice day in new york. thunderstorms possible across florida. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> good morning. still no problem spots to report. you should see a smooth ride this morning. southbound on 95, 10 minutes and no delays. 60 miles per hour on the harrisburg expressway heading south towards the beltway. west side of the beltway, 55 miles p
. >> well, remember when this ship came into port it was not only met by the u.s. public health service, the coast guard, their own officials, there may have been a few lawyers on the dock. there may be claims made for emotional distress from physical damage but the real challenge for the passengers in this case is to prove those damages. obviously their trip was interrupted, canceled. they didn't get what they wanted. carnival attempted to get ahead of this giving them basically a full refund of everything they did in terms of buying the cruise, full refund of everything they bought on the ship except for the gift shop and casino and just yesterday threw in an additional $500 and a free cruise going ahead. they're trying to do what they can but remember the sheer logistics of getting the ship back to the harbor and getting passengers home resulted in the shipping line chartering 50 or 60 buses, one of which broke down on the way to new orleans, so it was not a pleasant trip even after they got ashore. >> certainly adding insult to injury for a lot of passenger
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi this past september. today, congress start as ten- day recess. >> i think that during the break, it's sufficient time to get any additional questions answered. i will vote in favor of this on the day we get back. >> reporter: and leon panetta still has to go to work for at least another week. he was set to retire. we'll hear from him when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:15. some members of congress are starting to roll out their plans to avoid automatic budget cuts scheduled for the first of flex month. democrats -- next month. democrats of the house and senate have unveiled plans to close the budget gap. that would include $55 billion in new revenue from the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations. it also cuts more than $27 million from military spending and the same amount from farm subsidies. republicans say they will not act on any budget measures until the senate approves a budget plan. >>> today, the white house is expected to pass a bill that would extend a pay freeze for federal workers for
in 50 adults overseas and could be available in the u.s. later this year. they're calling it the bionic eye. that's amazing. >> it is amazing. >> that is one field where some really fantastic strides are being made in terms of vision repair, vision restoration. still a long way to go, depending on the disease, but they're really making great strides. >> it's hard to imagine living and doing without sight. but so many people do it well. but it would be nice to make advances. >> yeah. >> what's going on out there today? >> a lot of weather to talk about. action packed day and weekend here potentially. let's get right to it. this morning looks fine. no issues with the morning commute. just on the cold side with some sunshine. 37 now at reagan national. 32 boston. 30 columbus. we're going to warm up into the low 50s today. don't be fooled. when you get a one-day warmup and cold air behind the frontal system arriving later this afternoon and tonight. morning satellite and radar looks fine. nice and quiet at the moment. partly sunny here for the next couple of hours, then the clouds will roll
of the sweetest deals you'll hear for an admitted thief to took fund from a charity. the u.s. attorney says maureen owe coner doesn't have to spend a day in jail provided she undergo counseling and try to pay the debt. she has no income or bank account but they defend the plea deal. >> she had a severe medical condition that would make it difficult, if not impossible to bring the case to court. >> doctors removed the tumor about two years ago which affected her memory and judgment. >> how much money did she have and how did she lose it? >> at one point she was worth $50 million thanks to her marriage to the man who founded jack in the box. she was born and raced in san diego and increased the inheritance to more that will a billion dollars thanks to video poker in vegas and indian casinos. >> it would be correct to say she gambled the fortune away. some of it was stolen and the rest was lost in real estate transactions. >> most of you that know me here would know that i never meant to hurt anyone. >> so o'connor can repay the $2 million, though there's no reason to believe she can. the u.s.
this document to be filed in the u.s. attorney in washington d.c. and it has to do with the allegation over misuse of campaign funds. the investigation also takes in his wife sandy in chicago who served as his campaign manager. >> lynn sweet, thank you very much. much more coming up. also, we'll hear from the president in chicago. i'm brooke baldwin. listen to jim acosta in for wolf in washington. hey, jim. >>> thanks, brooke. happening now, look up in the sky. a fireball and a shocking reminder that planet earth is spinning around in a very unpredictable neighborhood. back on dry land and already heading to court, we have details of the first lawsuit filed by a passenger who says the cruise line's negligence turned their vacation into a nightmare. >>> and the "blade runner" goes to court and cries uncontrollably. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm jim acosta. you're in the situation room. we are starting in chicago where right now president obama's about to take the stage to talk about two of the top priorities from his state of the union speech, jobs and guns. we expect him to connect the nee
as a community organizer. he would become a state legislator and u.s. senator. the connection is great. he still has a home here. the 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed a mile from where his job is. the connection is very real for him. the gun violence rate is one of the highest in the country. the poverty rate in the south side of chicago where he will be speaking today, where he was once a community organizer, one of the highest in the country. we've been here a couple of days, talking to community organizers. they say the need has never been greater. so when the president comes here, politically the main thing is to give his message from the state of the union and put it on the ground where the people are and where the situations require it and, of course, south side of chicago is a place where urban violence is very much a foot. however, there's going to be the looming question, are you just giving your speech or are you going to make good on the promises here where you call home? a lot of people are so happy to see the president but they will be even more happy if these words turn into
on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a sealed hearing concerning this chandra levy murder case. she was the washington internal gained national attentio
the u.s. a few times in the last couple of years, maybe every five years you get a big one like this but never this amount of injuries. we've heard a little bit more about incidents in russia mainly because it's such a large land mass of that country. meanwhile the city in russia is now -- it's evening there, they are trying to come down-to-earth after this really, really spectacular strike from the sky. jenna: maybe once-in-a-lifetime, right? you hope, you hope in this situation. thank you very much. greg palkot from london for us today. this is the start of what is shaping up to be a very busy day in space as we're about to witness an astroid get closer to earth than some of our very own satellites. an expert a tron more will join us this hour for more on this and the meteor in russia. a lot more on this coming up, jon. jon: what exploded over russia was a meteor. what is about to fly by the earth later today is an astroid. they are both essentially big space rocks. so what is the difference? an astroid defined as a large rocky body in orbit around the sun while a meteor is a
is declining. it's been over 25 days since a u.s. servicemember has been killed, the longest stretch since 2008. by this time next year, president obama plans to bring 34,000 troops home. right now afghans lead over 80% of combat operations, and for the first time afghan women are being trained when the u.s. pulls out. >>> still ahead, a serious robot for one of the president's high profile nominees to his cabinet. >>> and a double amputee track star is in court, charged with murdering his girlfriend. the very latest on the investigation is coming up next. this is my friend diane. she's played by the rules her whole life. but then the rules flew right out the window. having just lost her husband, she stepped up and adopted her three grandkids, while working full time and caring for her brother, eddie, with cerebral palsy. i get the three children up. i walk andrew at eight i drop olivia off at eight thirty. spend a few minutes at emilio's school. i stop at the grocery store, and then i might do some laundry that has to be done. and then i have about five minutes. the baby sitter comes in and
may have robbed three banks, two in less than an hour. police say a man walked into the u.s. bank branch inside the safe s way on commerce boulevard yesterday and demanded money from the teller and left. 45 minutes later a man robbed a bank at safeway and the suspect acted if he was amended but never showed a weapon. witnesses description match add suspect from a hold up at a chase bank two weeks ago, hispanic, between 5' 4" and 5' 6" with bleached hair. there is a $25,000 reward if capture. >> be prepared for delays if you travel through san francisco international airport starting tonight. one of the two runways used for arrivals at sfo will be closed for federal safety upgrades. the closure starts tonight at 10:00 and lasts until 8:00 a.m. on monday morning. the 60 flights an hour are reduced to 30 during the upgrade work. >> time for a check on our weather forecast the day after valentine's day. hope your relationship survived. >> i am sure everyone is okay. we will talk about yours during the break. >> i am good. >> mike? you are sitting down and i am standing up, main my bad
, terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we will continue pushing and asking questions about benghazi, not because it's personal, not because we're republicans and he's a democrat, but because america needs to learn what happened and we need to learn from our mistakes. >> this, despite testimony on benghazi from general petraeus, hillary clinton, admiral mike mullen, leon panetta, martin dempsey, but it's not enough. republicans want to know what happened as the attack in benghazi went down and who changed those talking points. they want more answers from the president. so dana, is chuck, is the blockage of chuck hagel's confirmation because of benghazi, as lindsey graham illustrates or is it because of something else? >> reporter: it is mostly because of chuck hagel. benghazi was, they sort of have been on a crusade to get more answers for benghazi and like you see many, many times here in the senate, they saw chuck hagel and his nomination as a way to use that as leverage to get answers and they did, they got an answer about what the president's role was on that day.
report on the jobs market here in the u.s.. >> the dow fell nine points to close at 13,973. the nasdaq rose a point to 3198. >> the s&p rose one point to 10051 to 21. >> will be watching the stock market all morning long here on the kron 4 morning news starts at 630 with the opening bell. >> european plane makers irbus is dropping with sealed ion batteries from its new 8350 airplane because of uncertainties surrounding the technology that has led to the grounding of boeing 787. >> the battery problem caused one fire and forced another plant to make an emergency landing. the 8350 played as a rival to the 787 and is expected to make its first flight in the middle of the year. >> bay area home sales are the strongest for january and six years. but researchers say, the market is still far from normal. the san diego-based firm dataquick reports about 505,000 long torso in the san francisco bay area last month. >> that is up more than 3% from january 2012. the company says, the mortgage market is slowly but towar movig toward normalcy. >> like yesterday's you will certainly like today's cond
are probably a dozen of them every year across the u.s. >> sam, thank you. >>> we're going to turn now to the carnival cruise ship nightmare. it is finally over. after five days drifting without power in the gulf of mexico, "the triumph" docked in mobile, alabama, overnight, with more than 4,000 passengers onboard. we're going to talk to several of them live in a moment. first, let's go to abc's matt gutman. matt, i can only imagine relief when that huge ship behind you hit land. >> reporter: that's right, george. a huge relief. one last voyage for the carnival triumph. you see those tugboats, they're going to nudge that giant ship across this narrow channel when it will start to undergo initial repairs. so many of those people walking down the gangway, so happy to be off that ship. they were singing and dancing as they came down. overnight, the sweet taste of terra firma. >> great to be back in america and on land. >> reporter: just before midnight, more than 3,000 passengers stranded for 8 days at sea, began spilling out of the ship. some angry. >> it was degrading. demoralizing. >>
across the u.s. >> sam, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to the carnival cruise ship nightmare. it is finally over. after five days drifting without power in the gulf of mexico, "the triumph" docked in mobile, alabama, overnight, with over 4,000 passengers onboard. we're going to talk to several of them live in a moment. first, let's go to abc's matt gutman. matt, i can only imagine relief when the huge ship behind you hit land. >> reporter: good morning, george. being so close to "the triumph," you get a sense of the scale involved here and the difficulty in towing this city, floating on the sea, 350 miles in the gulf of mexico. but this morning, it's about the end of the ordeal. and the people getting off the ship. those that cheered, who unfurled a banner that read, sweet home alabama. overnight, the sweet taste of terra firma. >> great to be back in america and on land. >> reporter: just before midnight, more than 3,000 passengers stranded for 8 days at sea, began spilling out of the ship. some angry. >> it was degrading. demoralizing. they want to insult us by giving us $5
in the u.s. military and if any are watching tonight, if i were you i'd say you deserve a vote. you know, he would be the first enlisted man ever to head the pentagon. i think enlisted personnel deserve some representation. and that the grunt's view at the pentagon is a real recommendation for chuck hagel. it would be interesting to start to hear from that community about how they feel about his being filibustered. >> michelle, your thoughts on this. i mean, isn't this harry reid's fault? harry had a chance to change the rules of the senate and he was too nice to mitch mcconnell and now look what we've got. there's probably more to come. your thoughts. >> i suppose so, though i remember not very long ago when we were all suffering under the george w. bush administration and there was a real fear that without the filibuster then george bush would have been able to put some of his very radical extremists on the bench and push through more of his agenda. so i understand the reticence to kind of unleash the nuclear option. and you know, i don't think you can necessarily blame harry reid for
house about the attack the on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> one of the senate's longest running members won't seek re- election. new jersey democrat frank lautenberg announced yesterday he will retire at the end of his term in january 2015. the 89-year-old has served the garden state and the senate since 1982 except for a brief two-year retirement that ended in 2003. >>> illinois is a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. the state senate approved it yesterday. the bill now heads to the statehouse where it could face a tough battle. governor quinn has vowed to sign it if it reaches his desk. >>> coming up, the eyes of college basketball right here on the bay area last flight. >> plus, no chance to stop it. a stunning soccer goal that earned the play of the day. ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapeños, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese.
: it appears the questions on brennan go directly to the u.s. policy on drones. we had rand paul on yesterday, the senator from kentucky. he is adamant that he will not allow brennan to go forward unless he answers a simple question. and that is, whether or not it is u.s. policy and u.s. law to use a drone over american skies and target americans here at home. what is your view on that? >> well, bottom line, i think senator paul has every right to have his questions answered. you're putting someone in a position in the cia that obviously is going to be making decisions that affect everyday americans not only here but abroad. he has that right to have those questions answered. we need to have a full disclosure from the administration as to what the policy is going to be. listen, i don't have a problem when somebody leaves their citizenship at the door and they're overseas and they have taken up arms against the united states of america. and they clearly are trying to hurt americans not only here but abroad, to use drones. i've been public on that already. the question comes what about here in
have in the u.s. and the program she shot in jamaica last year, young people wearing bikinis and frolicking around. the producers of the show say they will go ahead with plans to air the program it airs tomorrow in south africa. preceded by a tribute to reeva steenkamp. let me just read to you what the executive producer said, samantha moon, she said the reason they're going ahead with this because is reeva was a beautiful and intelligent woman. it's unimaginable what her family is going through. they've lost their 22-year-old daughter in what was a horrific crime and now they have to watch her on this show beginning tomorrow. >> thank you for keeping an eye on the story for us. reporting live. >>> coming up in about 15 minutes, we're going to talk about what happens when mega superstar sports athletes end up in a situation like this, when, of course, they're receiving a lot of money from big companies who sponsor them. trouble on all sides? you'll find out what happens next. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger tha
of new cyber attacks. officials say u.s. government and business networks are attacked thousands of times every day. mandia founder kevin mandia says more than 90% of the attacks he sees come from china and are nearly impossible to stop. >> we've gone from a "we must prevent every attack from occurring" to more the mindset are, "these attacks are inevitable but let's make sure we keep the attackers from our crown jewels." >> reporter: you're saying we shouldn't spend all that much time trying to prevent everything because it can't be done. >> right now, you can't do it. >> reporter: mandia says cyber defenses can be improved if companies share more information about the break-ins. >> everybody needs to get smarter from each breach, almost like a neighborhood watch. >> reporter: but companies want some legal protections before sharing information. they're worried revealing details of attacks could weaken them with competitors and expose them to investor lawsuits. cyber spies have already stolen hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate secrets, everything from plans for military hardwar
for the war in afghanistan. it's been nearly a month since a u.s. service member was killed in the war. the afghans themselves are doing most of the fighting ahead of the pullout next year. and for the first time, that ultraconservative country, female afghan soldiers are now being trained for the social forces. >>> illinois is one step closer to becoming the tenth state in america to approve same-sex marriage. the state senate has passed a bill allowing gay couples to wed. but the house has to okay it. if that happens, the governor has promised to sign it into law. >>> the former mayor of san diego admitted to gambling away an astounding $1 billion and taking millions from her late husband's charity. maureen o'connor wagered the money from 2000 to 2009. she was married to the founder of the jack in the box fast food chain. and said she was going through a rough time. >> it was at a time that, in my life, the last chapter of my life, where i lost my husband, i lost three of my siblings, i lost my two best friends. and i had a difficult time. >> o'connor also blames her gambling addicti
from physical injury. also, many cruise ships are registered in foreign countries and not subject to u.s. taxes and many regulations. the "triumph" is incorporated in the bahamas. >> this industry is unregulated because they have successfully hidden behind their fortunes flags. >> reporter: in 2010, congress did pass the cruise vessel security and safety act, mandating better crime reporting at sea. but critics say it's not enough. >> there's no reason when a ship is mechanically deficient, operating out of the united states, that the united states cannot take action against the cruise lines. >> reporter: the industry says it has improved, implementing new safety policies following a string of disasters last year. like the cost of "concordia" and the cost of "allegra." >> this is already a heavily regulated industry. it's regulated at both international levels and national levels. and the enforcement occurs in multiple layers. >> reporter: door says on any given day there are some 280 cruise ships on the open seas. carrying about 300,000 passengers. for those considering any kind of trav
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